JawaPos.com – The genital warts disease is not common in the public. However, keep in mind, genital warts occupy a position as a disease that is high enough to infect humans.
According to WHO 2012 data, a new case of genital warts is diagnosed every second. While about 80,192 cases are diagnosed in the world every day.
Genital warts or genital warts is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 30, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51 and 54. These diseases and viruses are also co-factors of cancer that will have a serious impact on one's health. For types of HPV, types 6 and 11 are the types that usually cause genital warts.
According to data from America in 2017, 79 million residents were infected, mostly in late adolescence and the first 20 years. A small number of infections with certain types of HPV can survive and turn into genital warts for cervical cancer.
"As an infectious disease, most HPV infections do not cause specific symptoms or signs." Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for HPV, even if they have sex with a person, "said Dr. Dian Pratiwi, SpKK, FINSDV, FAADV, skin and sex experts at the Pramudia Clinic, when gathered at a press conference between Sex Warts: How to deal with it and where to look, Cikini, Central Jakarta, Thursday (28/3) .
The clinical symptoms of the disease genital warts seen only in the form of bumps on the skin, such as warts, which are flat or often resemble cauliflower. A person's risk factor can be affected by genital warts, that is, if someone HIV-positive, has a history of sexually transmitted infections, has a sexually active lifestyle, smokes and consumes alcohol.
"Genital warts are not dangerous and do not interfere with overall health, but they can affect the patient's psychological aspects such as shame, anxiety, anger, stress and can cause cervical cancer in female patients and anogenital and oropharyngeal cancer," said Dr. Anthony Handoko, SpKK, FINSDV, skin and sex experts at Pramudia Clinic, when they met at the same event.
Treatment of genital warts, there are several ways that start from the operative to non-operative path. The success of genital warts treatment is highly dependent on early detection, diagnosis and selection of correct and correct treatment by skin and sex specialists.
Publisher: Nurul Adriyana Salbiah
Reporter: Inriyani Sembiring